April 16 & 17, 2021: “It’s a New Day: Transformative Hope” retreat

El Camino Real District United Methodist Women
Spiritual Retreat

HOPE is:  

  • a positive outcome of transformation… 
  • a time of living with respect for the Earth….
  • the arc of Jesus’s story…
  • a time when women are leading the way with community building and activism…

This is our moment !

You are invited to participate in a 2-part retreat.  Please register for each part of the retreat separately, below. 

Friday, April 16, 7:30pm-9:00pm PDT
“A Life on Our Planet”

Watch party featuring the new film by David Attenborough
We will together watch a very recent highly-rated video narrated by David Attenborough, in which he shares his concern for the current state of the planet due to humanity’s impact on nature and his hopes for the future. Following the video, there will be a time for discussion.

Saturday, April 17, 10:00am-noon PDT
Virtual Spiritual Retreat
Finding transformative hope for the future of our planet
Our retreat will continue with a program led by Rev. Char Bear, focused on transformation and its positive outcome, hope. 

Register for Saturday retreat

Featured speaker Rev. Charlotte London Bear

Rev. Charlotte Bear

Rev. Charlotte Bear

Rev. Charlotte Bear is a spiritual leader, healthcare chaplain, former broadcast journalist, climate activist, wife, mother and US Army veteran.  She is an Elder in the United Methodist Church, Cal-Nev. Conference, and has served in ministry for 23 years.  She lives in Ben Lomond in the coastal redwoods with her husband, a Chaplain, and with her son and rescue dogs.  Bear has devoted her life to helping people, rescuing dogs and protecting the natural world.  In 2016 she was accepted into the Climate Reality Corp, a worldwide network of Climate leaders. Since then, Bear has completed over 300 acts of Leadership promoting bold climate action and mentoring other Climate Reality Leaders.  She is a certified Eco-Chaplain as well and is currently the Co-Chair of the large Silicon Valley Chapter of the Climate Reality Project

About our topic:  Char says, “We’re living in a time of reckoning about how we’ve been treating each other, other species and the planet, our shared, sacred home.  Women are leading the way, morally, scientifically, politically, with community building and activism. We are focused on solutions that not only mitigate but that can repair, restore, regenerate. That’s transformative hope.”

An offering will be taken, to benefit the United Methodist Women Climate Justice Project. To donate, go to the UMW Donate page, pick the option to “direct my gift to”, and select the program “Climate Justice.”  Enter the rest of your donation information and click the “Process” button.


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